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The intellectuals could find a function for themselves only in the literary reviews
and the left - wing political parties . The mentality of the English left - wing
intelligentsia can be studied in half a dozen weekly and monthly papers .
England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of
their own nationality . In leftwing circles it is always felt that there is something
slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every
nations judged that they were “ decadent ” and that it was safe to plunge into war
, the intellectual sabotage from the Left ... It is clear that the special position of the
English intellectuals during the past ten years , as purely negative creatures ...
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It seems harsh to criticise George Orwell's optimism when he implies that socialism has become inevitable: he was writing in 1941, I thought so in 1980. Sadly, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and ... Read full review